The CSE Manual 9th Edition

Scientific Style and Format for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

About the Council of Science Editors

The Council of Biology Editors (CBE) was established in 1957 by joint action of the National Science Foundation and the American Institute of Biological Sciences. CBE became the Council of Science Editors (CSE) on January 1, 2000. The new name, which was voted on by the membership during 1999, more accurately reflects CSE's expanding membership.

Today, CSE enjoys close relationships with a number of scientific publishing organizations, both national and international, but it functions autonomously, relying on the contributions of its many members to attain the goals of the organization.

Any individual interested in the purpose of CSE is eligible for regular membership. Visit for more information and to apply.